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How Funny is It? As in, how central is 'being funny' to the story.

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 04:39 AM

...as in, I'm curious to find out whether Willful Child is actually a Pratchet-esque comedy farce or if it is a serious science fiction world with comedic elements.

I have not read it yet. I think if it is really side-splitting stuff I would be more prone to pick it up.

Anything like Tehol and Bugg?
Or Pores and Kindly?
Or Pust and Kruppe?
Or 3 of the 4 Wayans brothers?

Funny like Helian funny?
Something altogether different?
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Posted 12 November 2016 - 04:52 AM

It's in the vein of like Naked Gun/Airplane, and mostly parodies Star Trek's formula. It's not as funny as, say, a good Zapp Brannigan episode of Futurama, but it's a lot more funny than, say, Howard the Duck.
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Posted 18 November 2016 - 05:19 AM

As someone who ran a bar night Futurama Trivia in Toronto for two years, and has a complete DVD set Bender head signed by the entire voice acting cast + David X Cohen and Matt Groening, you chose a very good analogy of comparison. Thank you.
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Posted 29 November 2016 - 06:47 PM

Started WRATH earbook at the gym this am.I had to stop immediately because I almost died due to laughing mid bench press.
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Posted 29 November 2016 - 07:29 PM

View PostAbyss, on 29 November 2016 - 06:47 PM, said:

Started WRATH earbook at the gym this am.I had to stop immediately because I almost died due to laughing mid bench press.


Couple of things wrong with this.

A. I know you don't need to work out due to the various souls you have absorbed over the years. They keep you young and fit.

B. Who reads a book in the gym while doing a bench press!
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 05:44 AM

View PostVengeance, on 29 November 2016 - 07:29 PM, said:

View PostAbyss, on 29 November 2016 - 06:47 PM, said:

Started WRATH earbook at the gym this am.I had to stop immediately because I almost died due to laughing mid bench press.


Couple of things wrong with this.

A. I know you don't need to work out due to the various souls you have absorbed over the years. They keep you young and fit.

B. Who reads a book in the gym while doing a bench press!


A. Souls are actually very high in carbs.
B. It's earbook and usually I switch to tunes but I was so taken with it on the walk over that I let it run. Mistake. Nearly fatal.
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 07:36 PM

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"I'm manifesting my chicken again and coming with you." said Tammy.


This is the greatest book ever.
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Posted 03 December 2016 - 06:41 AM

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 07:33 PM

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 07:05 AM

View PostAbyss, on 30 November 2016 - 07:36 PM, said:

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"I'm manifesting my chicken again and coming with you." said Tammy.


This is the greatest book ever.


I'm buying it today just for that quote. Had been holding off but I need to go to Waterstones anyway :(
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Posted 06 December 2016 - 05:14 PM

View Postdeath rattle, on 12 November 2016 - 04:52 AM, said:

It's in the vein of like Naked Gun/Airplane, and mostly parodies Star Trek's formula. It's not as funny as, say, a good Zapp Brannigan episode of Futurama, but it's a lot more funny than, say, Howard the Duck.


Worry, that is a very, very low bar if you are talking movie. Comics? No idea.
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Posted 06 December 2016 - 08:15 PM

All I'm saying is it falls somewhere between the funniest sci-fi stuff ever and the least funny sci-fi stuff ever. An honest answer!
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Posted 06 December 2016 - 08:45 PM

It's hysterical. Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny. Pokes at Trek and a pile of other stuff. Utterly worth your dollars, esp the earbook.
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